Thank you’s

December 14th, 2010

“It is better to give than to receive.”…but even better are thank you’s. The North Star Elementary Children’s Choir is paying us a visit tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 15) at 1:30 PM to sing for us. This is a big thank you to Junior Towne and our wonderful customers who have donated shoes and clothing to children in need throughout the years. North Star is one of the oldest elementary schools in Anchorage (I graduated from it!) and several homeless shelters feed into it. All contributions are very much and gratefully appreciated. We will have special candy cane sleighs for the choir and everyone who joins us tomorrow. The program will last about 30 minutes and should be lots of fun. See you then!

Something to Be Thankful For

November 30th, 2010

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and, of course, lots of food. Among the twenty guests around the table were a family of five who had just moved up from Oregon. They commented how our traditions are the same as the Thanksgiving they were familiar with, with just a few twists. Here in Alaska we forget how different we can be. Thanksgiving moose in the yard, several inches of snow on the ground (several of our guests skied to our house) and of course the freezer annex on the back porch which doubles as a barbeque grill in the summer time. On to Christmas!


November 22nd, 2010

As we count our many blessings this Thanksgiving, we give thanks for you, our loyal customers, for another great year outfitting little Alaskans. We have collected  so many wonderful stories and memories throughout the years. Please remember that we will be closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 24th and will reopen Friday morning at 10 AM. Have a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving with friends and family.


November 20th, 2010

But the secret is out. Junior Towne has the best selection of Christmas dresses,ever. We are putting them out today just in time to appear at the Nutcracker dressed in your holiday finery! Boys suits and outfits are in, too! Come check it out. Shown here are Sarah and Emily in dresses purchased for them by their Grandmother. They are well blessed girls!

Our store hours for the Thanksgiving week are:
Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23- 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday, November 24-10 AM to 5 PM (We need to get home to our turkeys!)
Thursday, (Thanksgiving)-Closed
Friday and Saturday (November 26 and 27)- 10 AM to 6 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Our 54th Anniversary Sale!

November 17th, 2010

It’s our 54th (wow!) anniversary sale and we are celebrating with 20% off all merchandise!* Sale days are Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20 from 10AM to 6 PM each day. We have some extra special savings-

Thursday is Baby Day-
Original Britax Convertible Carseats- $50 off
Purchase the Britax Chaperone infant carseat and Chaperone stroller and Take $100 off the set
Britax Blink Strollers are $50 off
Chicco Keyfit Infant carseats are $50 off

Friday is Get Ready for Winter Day-
Snowpants-40% off
Winter Hats-40%off
Columbia Down Infant Snowsuits-40% off

Saturday is Dress up Day-
All Wool Dress Coats-$50 off
Selected Girl’s Dress and Boy’s Suit & Sweater Rack-50% off

See you tomorrow!

PS-the sale includes shoes and school dress code selections.

*Sale limited to stock on floor, may not be combined with other offers or discounts.


November 13th, 2010

Just a note to let you know that we have lots of new merchandise in for your holiday shopping:

Beba Bean matching bamboo kimonos and hats
Peepee Tee Pees (hockey players and fire hydrant designs)
Christmas dresses from Sweet Pea & Lilly
Boy’s Quiksilver
Britax carseats and the new strollers
Good Lad
Bog Boots
Haba traditional wooden toys made in Germany.
Hatley Christmas designs.

Remember-complimentary gift wrapping!

Britax Chaperone Recall

November 2nd, 2010

Certain Britax Chaperone infant carseats manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010 have been recalled. The chest clips on the carseats can become brittle and snap. If the chest clip breaks, the broken chest clip should be removed, however, the carseat can continue to be used until the replacement chest clip has been installed. For further instructions, visit Britax is a a very good company and this is the first recall that we can remember for a very long time.

Trick or Treatin’ Tips

October 26th, 2010

Halloween is on Sunday this year and we wanted you to have a few reminders when trick or treating:

-all children should have an adult along. Adult supervision is necessary to that tricks don’t become serious.

-we haven’t had a¬† snowfall yet, however, be sure and dress warm! Fingers and toes seem to be the first to get cold. It is not unusual to see tu-tu’s over snowsuits in our neighborhood.

-the time change happens this weekend which means that Halloween will seem even darker than usual. Be sure and wear something reflective and carry a flashlight or glow stick.

-no trick or treating after 9 PM. If the porch light is on, its a go.

Have fun and be safe!

And remember-our Halloween gear is 40% off!

Warm Feet Tips

October 23rd, 2010

Over the last few days we have seen a real surge in winter boot buying. Our Bogs boots representative came in and gave our staff a clinic on how to fit boots and keep little feet warm. His ideas were some that we have known but it seems like an appropriate time to reiterate them:

1. Don’t wear cotton socks inside boots when you want warm feet. Feet have a tendency to sweat and cotton does not wick the moisture away. Cotton does not hold the heat and becomes very cold, very quickly. The old adage, cotton kills, is true. Wear a good quality wool or polypro sock.

2. Be sure that the boots you buy don’t “just fit.” Buy them at least a size or two larger than the shoe size. Tight boots are cold boots. Also, please remember that children’s feet grow quickly. What fits just right in September will probably not work in April.

3. Be sure the feet are warm when you put them in the boots. Boots are insulators, whether for hot or cold, they are made to keep the same temperature.

Warm feet are happy feet!

Safety Recall

October 20th, 2010

Tomorrow morning Graco will announce a recall on older versions of the Quattro Tour stroller and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite stroller and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. Immediately stop using these strollers and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit at :
1-(877) 828-4046 or visit

There is an entrapment and strangulation danger , especially to unharnessed infants younger than 12 months.